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Dinner Invitation Wording Examples for Any Dinner Party

Dinner parties are fun, food-filled events meant to be spent with your loved ones or to celebrate a special event. If you’re planning a dinner party in the near future, you’re probably sending out dinner party invitations. In order to make sure all guests’ expectations for the event are what they should be, you’ll need to ensure all important information is clear on the invitations. We’re here to help. Check out our guide on dinner invitation wording and examples below.

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How to Write Dinner Party Invitations

The most important information to include on party invitations is the location, date, and time of the event. Once you have those details, you can pick out the perfect dinner party invitations. These should describe who the event is for, the theme of the dinner, RSVP details, dress code and other specifics, and of course the basic location and date details. If you’re looking for ideas for the theme and decor of your dinner party, make sure to check out our full guide on dinner party ideas. You’ll also want to make sure you send the invitations three to five weeks before the event to ensure that guests have time to plan.

a successful dinner party with friends after the right dinner invitation wording was sent out

Dinner Invitation Template and Examples

The following dinner invitation examples cover everything from a casual dinner party to gala dinner invitation wording. Fill in the templates with your own examples or use them to inspire you to write your own. And if you’re looking for additional samples, make sure to check out our party invitation wording ideas.  

Casual Dinner Invitation Wording

It’s Alan’s big 5-0!
Join us for a birthday celebration of 50 years
Saturday, June 12th, at 5pm
At our Huntington beach house
2343 Cavern Way,
Huntington Beach
We hope to see you there!

Formal Dinner Invitation/ Formal Invitation Wording

Please join us to celebrate
John Scott’s retirement from his medical practice

A Black Tie Dinner
Saturday, August First
two thousand nineteen
six o’clock in the evening
The Green Room
1232 Burton Road,
New York, New York

R.S.V.P. by September fifteenth
294-284-5996

Birthday Dinner Invitation Wording

Help us celebrate Sophie’s 30th birthday!
Join us for Dinner and Dancing
on April 30th, at 6pm

At our home
120 Poppy Hill Rd
Johnstown, Montana

No Gifts Please!

Sophie and Tom Grady

Potluck Dinner Invitation Wording

Richard and Grace Nelson
invite you for their annual potluck
And summer wine tasting


Saturday, June 7th at 5:30 p.m.
564 Old Cedar Hill

Please bring a dish to share

Casual Attire Please

after the right dinner invitation wording, a group celebrates a dinner party outdoors

Christmas Dinner Invitation Wording

The best present one can hope for this year
is to spend time together

Please join us
For a Christmas dinner party

The Morris Home
234 Greenwood Boulevard
Friday, December Twelfth
at seven o’clock

RSVP at 394-2866-3338

Fundraising Dinner Invitation Wording

South Bay Women’s Group
invites you to their
5th Annual Fundraising Dinner
Enjoy an Italian style dinner under the stars
And raise funds for local women’s shelters

Cocktails, Hors d’oeuvres and Dinner

Friday, the twelfth of September
six o’clock in the evening
San Jose Midtown Ballroom
204 Fairmont Street, San Jose

Formal Attire Required

Table Minimum is $200

Reservations necessary
events@southbaywomen.org

Gala Dinner Invitation Wording

The Illinois Philanthropy League
requests the pleasure of your company at our annual Gala
Saturday, April 13th, 2019
Hors d’oeuvres and cocktails at 5:30 p.m.
Dinner will be served at 7:00 p.m.

Moss Hill Hall
2342 Stormwater Road
Moss Hill, Illinois

Admission is $50 per person

RSVP at events@ipl.org

Formal Attire Please

a dinner party set up after dinner party invitations with the right dinner invitation wording is sent out

College Graduation Dinner Invitation Wording

The Frasers invite you to help celebrate
The graduation of their daughter
Miss Corinne Fraser
From Southwestern College
Bachelor of Science, Chemistry
Magna Cum Laude

Sunday, June twenty-second
Two thousand and nineteen
at seven o’clock in the evening
The Frasers Home
32534 Dixie Avenue
Dallas, Texas

Business Dinner Invitation Wording Ideas

The Law Offices of
Burns & Hathway, LLP
Invite you to their Annual Dinner Party
Friday, November 10th
at six o’clock in the evening
2800 Pinewood Street, Suite 312
Bandon, Oregon

Please RSVP by November 1st
at events@burnshathway.com

Cocktail Dress Attire Requested

Sending a Dinner Invitation Email

If you do choose to go paperless, you’ll want to make sure that you still get all the important information across to your guests. To ensure this happens, do your best to stick the the following guidelines:

  • Include the date, time, and address of the party. These are the key pieces of information to include on the invitation itself.
  • Specify the dress code for the event. Will it be casual, business casual, semi-formal, formal, or black tie? Did you want everyone to come in costume, or only wear a certain color? Having these details on the invitation will ensure no one misses the memo.
  • Tell the recipient’s what the occasion is for. Starting the letter by informing everyone of your intentions to throw a birthday party or philanthropic dinner will set the tone for the remainder of the message.
  • Do you expect donations or don’t want anyone to bring gifts? Include this as well.
  • Give them a contact and deadline to send in RSVP’s. This will help you in the planning of your party.
  • Keep it simple enough so the key details aren’t buried within the body of the email. Bold or highlight important information if necessary.

a dinner party invitation with good dinner invitation wording

Other Resources for Dinner Party Invitation Wording

If you liked this guide on dinner invitation wording and you’re looking for additional dinner party resources, make sure to check out our guide on crafting your dinner party menu. And if you’re looking for custom party favors for your dinner party, try our personalized glassware.

If you’re specifically planning for a rehearsal dinner and need wording samples and ideas, make sure to check out our guide on wedding rehearsal dinner invitation wording.